Halton Region Community Investment Fund

Page Summary

The Halton Region Community Investment Fund (HRCIF) provides funding to non-profit social service and community health programs that support the health, well-being and safety of Halton residents. There are three categories providing $2,000,000 in annual funding.

2018 Proposal Call Now Open

The HRCIF is now accepting funding applications for Categories One, Two and Three. A total of $870,000 of funding is available. Please check back regularly as updates may be posted to this page throughout the proposal call process.

Category One (one-year grants)

  • Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Provides funding to social service and community health programs aligned with HRCIF funding priorities (refer to Guidelines) for short-term, small capital and/or innovative projects
  • Grants are for one year and up to $30,000
  • Non-profit, charitable and unincorporated community organizations may apply
  • To apply, please thoroughly review the Category One Guidelines (PDF file) and complete the Category One Application Form (PDF file) *

Category Two (multi-year grants)

  • Deadline for applications: December 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Provides funding to social service and community health programs aligned with HRCIF funding priorities (refer to Guidelines) for up to three years of program funding.
  • Applicants must be a registered charity to apply.
  • To apply, please thoroughly review the Category Two Guidelines (PDF file) and complete the Category Two Application Form (PDF file) *

Category Three (food security grants)

  • Deadline for applications: November 24, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Provides funding to programs that enhance food security.
  • Proposals that demonstrate a collaborative or innovative approach will be given priority.
  • Non-profit and/or charitable organizations may apply.
  • To apply, please thoroughly review the Category Three Guidelines (PDF file) and complete the Category Three Application Form (PDF file) *

* To access all the features of the interactive application please use Adobe Acrobat (external link).

Information and Collaboration Sessions

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the fund and the application process. Collaboration and networking sessions are also available for potential applicants to explore collaborative and/or innovative project opportunities with other community partners.

Session Registration

Information Sessions

There will be 2 information sessions for Categories One, Two and Three funding.

1st Information Session

2nd Information Session

Collaboration Sessions

HRCIF encourages partnership initiatives that improve coordination and collaboration between organizations or collectively achieve impact within priority areas. Collaboration sessions are specific to the funding category of interest to the potential applicant. Collaboration sessions are formal conversations of themes in order to begin exploration of possible collaborative applications. There will be structured activities during the collaboration sessions. Potential applicants may attend as many as they wish.

Categories One and Two

Category Three

Networking Sessions

Networking sessions are specific to the funding category of interest to the potential applicant. A networking session is an unstructured opportunity for potential applicants to share their project ideas with community partners. Potential applicants are encouraged to have an 'elevator pitch' about their project/idea ready to share with the group. Potential applicants may attend as many as they wish.

Categories One and Two

Category Three